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Best of Luang Prabang 5 Days  

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Tour Code ASW-LA-LX05
Destination Luang Prbang
Tour style Luxury Tour
Price from US$ 2474 per person
Overview This comprehensive private luxury tour explores Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town along the Mekong River in northern Laos. With your own expert guide and driver, experience the best of the town and the surrounding region. Explore streets lined with a unique blend of traditional Lao and French colonial architecture. Visit cultural attractions, including museums and important temples. Explore markets, visit hill tribe villages, meet silk weavers and contemporary textile designers, and take a...
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On your arrival, meet your private tour guide and transfer to the hotel in the city centre.

In the evening, attending to welcome dinner with Baci ceremony and Lao traditional dance show.

 

Briefly the Baci is a ceremony to celebrate a special event, whether a marriage, a homecoming, a welcome, a birth, or one of the annual festivals. A mother is given a baci after she has recovered from a birth, the sick are given bacis to facilitate a cure, officials are honored by bacis, and novice monks are wished luck with a baci before entering the temple. The Baci ceremony can take place any day of the week and all year long, preferably before noon or before sunset. The term more commonly used is su kwan, which means “calling of the soul”.

Overnight in Luang Preabang

The morning will be free to relax, and enjoy the luxury hotel facilities

In the afternoon, your city tour begins with a visit to the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. We then head to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture.  We still have time to visit the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts.  A visit to Luang Prabang would be incomplete without ascending the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a beautiful sunset view of the city and its glowing reflection on the Mekong River. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.

 

Overnight in Luang Prabang

In the morning, we embark on cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.  We will have chance to visit some local village on the way back to Luang Prabang

Arriving back in town, we will take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, where you will have a short tour so you get information about Silk, about weaver, about the Women that work in the Centre.

You can have hands-on experience with joining a class of traditional weaving. The class starts with and introduction to silks, dyeing, and weaving techniques. There is a guide and a Master Weaver who will help you to make your own placemat.

After stroll around the center, you can enjoy a drink (your account) at the terrace of Silk Road Café overlooking the Mekong River. This is also one of the best spots to admire sunset in Luang Prabang.

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An early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. From there, we will take a short visit to the morning local market near the Royal Palace. At the market, you can find anything from rice, to fresh vegetables, to steamed fish, frogs, and anything else that might be the day’s catch, just set up on the ground, this is what the locals do every day. This is really the chance for you to get a real flavor of the local culture.

From there, we will transfer out of town to Kuang Si Fall Butterflies Park, where we will have the authentic breakfast in the middle of the beautiful green nature. During the breakfast, we will chat with the two owners of the Butterflies Park to better understand the Lao nature and their effort to create the beautiful place for the visitors to Luang Prabang.

We then transfer directly to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. This is the perfect time to visit the waterfalls while all other tourists are still staying inside the town.

From there, we will transfer to Elephant Camp near the waterfalls, and enjoy the 30-minute Elephant Ride exploring the Mekong River.

Transfer back to your hotel. Free for the rest of the day to relax.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

After breakfast, free time until private transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
  • Tour prices shown are 'per person',  based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults, and sharing a room.  If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher. However, you also earn money by using the "Find travel mate" button above to invite your friends and family, traveller forum's members to book this tour with you. 
  •  The 'Single supplement' applies for single travelers who require their own room and needs to be added to the tour price.  
     
  • All tours are private, depart daily, and can be customized to suit individual interests and schedules.   

  • Price valid:  Until 30 Sept 2015 

What's Included:
  •    4 nights at the very best luxury hotel at preferred room
  •    4 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 1 dinner 
  •    Private experienced English speaking tour guide ( other languages upon request)  
  •    All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles 
  •    Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule 
  •    Entrance fee and sightseeing fee as listed in the itinerary
  •   Drinking water & tissue
  •    Local taxes & Service charge

What's Excluded:
  •     Visa stamp fee (required upon arrival)
  •     Single Supplement surcharge
  •     All drink and meals do not listed in itinerary.
  •     Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
  •     Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  •     Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.

Hotel  & type of room: 
  • La Residence Phou Vao ( Garden View room)
  • Supplement for Amantaka Resort ( Suite room) : 399 USD /room/night   

Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.


Private Local Tour Guide   private tour guide.JPGYou will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. Asianwaytravel.com will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.


Private Drivers & Vehicle   
Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.


Local Flavor Meals   
local-meals.jpgDon’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. Asianwaytravel.com will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.   

We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.


Well-Selected Hotels   
Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!


Travel Visa

Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.

This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.  

Step 1: Provide us your application detailsvisa-on-arrival.jpg

  • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
  • Your gender
  • Your date of birth
  • Your nationality
  • Your passport number
  • Your passport expiration dates ( valid for at least 6 months)
  • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
  • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
  • Arrival airport

    Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application  
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.

    Step 3: Send the visa approval letter via email to you after 2 working days  
    After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).

    Step 4: Get your visa stamp on your arrival  
    Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($45 for single entry visa; $65 for 1 month multiple entry visa and $95 for 3 multiple entry visa). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.      

    Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.

    What are the differences between this process and getting visa at Vietnam embassies?      
    It is only applicable for those who travel to Vietnam by air. You only need fill out the visa application form online instead of visiting the Vietnam embassies or sending documents to Embassies over by post.The online visa application does not require sending your passport away.You get a visa approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department indicating that you are allowed to enter Vietnam and have your visa stamped upon arrival at one of Vietnam international airports.


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